Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Better way to address murder rate

African American editorialist Tommy Sotomayor’s YouTube video inconveniently points out that 52 percent of the murders in this country are committed by 13 percent of the population — a group that no American, regardless of race, wishes to live with, but many have no choice. They terrorize any community they are in, brutalizing anyone with the slightest inclination to remove their influence in the community.

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Letter: National issue hits home

In response to the reader lamenting the fact that stories in the local paper are not always about local inhabitants, I must express our surprise and delight when we opened the Sept. 9 edition and saw a picture of our own daughter, Caiti Riley, an amputee since age 4.

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Letter: What it takes for my vote

Since this is an election year, I have received many emails and Facebook posts and I would like to state where I am with the election. I no longer want to take any position on Hillary or Donald. What I do want to support is the party that has put forth a platform to solve some of the major problems facing all Americans:

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Letter: Hillary Clinton cannot be the queen

The 1967 musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” had a scene where the dominating female character, Lucy van Pelt, was pontificating about what she would do when she was the queen. The other “Peanuts” characters had to explain to her that this was America, and that we didn’t have a queen.

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Letter: Be registered, be informed

With so much discussion about candidates this election year, important information may be getting lost in the shuffle. Consequently, the League of Women Voters highly recommends that voters and potential voters go to www.scvotes.org. Everyone who is a resident, a citizen and 18 years old by election day can register to vote or change their address on that site.

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Letter: You want what???

Beaufort County School District superintendent Jeff Moss has persuaded the majority of the school board to build and expand current facilities to accommodate “needs” based on projected population growth. Do any these projects qualify as needs?

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Letter: Hatred, bigotry cloud judgment

A recent letter writer identified himself as “another white, angry, gun-toting, uneducated redneck Trump supporter.” He should have mentioned that he gets all the news he needs or wants from Fox News only, because they obviously present fair and balanced reporting since that’s what they claim they do.

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Letter: About those hospital discharges

A writer who has “never experienced any of its services” opined the problem of untoward hospital readmissions can be solved by making the doctors responsible, alluding, I surmise, to the simpler good old days when our personal physicians followed us into hospital.

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Letter: Vetting Hillary Clinton

A previous writer suggested that we overhaul vetting for presidential candidates and wondered who would be running on the Republican side if we used this process. I would like to use this same vetting process for the other side.

Videos

Hilton Head blanks Ridgeland-Hardeeville

Hilton Head do-it-all star Bryce Singleton scored touchdowns passing, throwing and running to lead the Seahawks to a 50-0 victory over visiting Ridgeland-Hardeeville on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Hilton Head improved to 4-1; the Jaguars are 2-4.
Jay Karr The Island Packet & The Beaufort Gazette
Hilton Head blanks Ridgeland-Hardeeville 1:34

Hilton Head blanks Ridgeland-Hardeeville

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Bluffton races past Whale Branch

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Clemson gets over hump, stings Jackets in Atlanta

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Shelter animals knew when Grace was in the building